If wanderlust (fernweh) is one of the first German words you cared to learn (provided you are not German, of course!) and you are always the one in your group in charge of organizing trips to places both in and outside the country, you most likely also have a travel blog.
Just in case you don’t, this might prove to be of some help, but the random tips here are more targeted towards solving random problems faced by new and veteran travel bloggers.
Quality Media is a Must, Even When You Don’t Have It!
When a random travel enthusiast opens a link to a blog post titled “The Wonders of Egypt,” it is safe to say that they are expecting some photos of those wonders the post discusses in detail.
The problem is, due to a range of issues which include blocked paths, political unrest, bad weather and everything else in between, you may not have been able to capture high-quality photographs to go with that great travel journal you have written during the trip.
There is nothing like original photos to accompany travelogues, of course, but travel stock photos are the perfect solution you need to help you out during such predicaments.
The photos that Dreamstime offer are absolutely gorgeous, high-resolution, professional photographs, which will make your journal come alive. If you have any doubt regarding what we are saying here, take a look at the following images and see for yourself.
In addition to helping you supplement the unavailability of media in some situations, Dreamstime’s travel stock photos are also perfect for general blog posts and guest posts, other than the personal travelogues.
Buy Your Own Domain Name
When you are wondering why you are not getting the popularity you deserve, know it might have something to do with the fact that your website doesn’t have its own domain name.
Nobody takes a blog or any other website that reads like http://mytravelsite.wordpress.com seriously!
Your website might be built on WordPress, but the domain name should be yours, so spend on getting an address such as http://mytravelsite.com instead, if you want to be taken seriously and get more followers.
Invest in Redesigning the Site, if it isn’t Dynamic
Not only should your travel blog support iOS and Android devices, but it should also be dynamic in design. Dynamic design makes sure that irrespective of the OS or the browser the site is being viewed on, the page will automatically assume the best viewing position for the particular display the specific viewer is exploring the website on.
Given that travel blogs are highly dependent on media, not having a dynamic design will hamper your traffic, because weird viewing experiences on a mobile device means that you are losing a huge majority of the traffic.
Not that you can’t do more because you certainly can! Nevertheless, by paying attention to even just the three aspects we discussed, you will see a marked improvement in your travel blog’s performance.